Thursday, December 30, 2010

2010: the awards

I would like to give out a few awards for the year 2010, just because they deserve it:
I'm calling these the "Slap up side the Head " awards.
1.In the " Pursuing an ideal to it's end, regardless of the consequences" category: The US Government, for finally designing a bill that is completely counterfeit-proof. The problem with this, of course, is that not even the US Mint can replicate these bills, which is sort of a problem!
2. In the "Talking the Talk, but Hiding Under My Party's Coattails" category, Barack Obama, for knowing all the right things to say, but not having a clue how to walk the walk.
3. In the " Way to Come out Fighting, and then Retire into Oblivion " category, all of the people who don't vote in any election except a presidential election. Pu-leeze, people, just vote already.
4. In the " Way to talk the talk but not walk the walk " category, everyone who complains about our country's sucky economy, but drives a foreign car. (Get real, already. Where do you think the economy comes from?)
5. In the "B%@*# all you can but don't do anything" category, everyone who voted Republican, but believes in : Gay rights, a woman's right to choose, a person's right to exist without interference from the government, a person's right to pay taxes and therefore have rights in the
government, anyone who believes they have the right to chose how and who to worship.
I could give out many more awards. But I won't , because most people don't have even a modicum of common sense. I am proudly a person who is a Christian, a wife, a mother, a conservative, a liberal. None of these things are exclusive if you have a even a bit of common sense. I love my God, my husband, my children, my right to chose, my right to vote, my right to demonstrate, my right to whatever I want to do that doesn't hurt you. But most people don't understand this, they think they have to indentify with a certain party or candidate. I have mostly voted Democrat, but I can tell you right now, I'd vote Green party or Communist or Independant or Write-In. I proudly voted for Obama, but if I had 30 minutes alone with him, I would certainly take the time to set him straight about his priority's. I love my country, and to paraphrase Ben Franklin, " Patriotism is loyalty to your country always, and your government when they deserve it."
I refuse to be indentified by my loyalty to a party, or a sex, or a belief. I will stand for what I believe in, and "teach the children quietly, for someday sons and daughters, will arise up and fight where we stood still".

Saturday, December 25, 2010

10 Things From Inside My Head

1. Aragorn? Seriously? SHAVE! I mean really, he has that sharp sword, it kills orcs, just flippin shave already.
2. I wanna rescue all the puppies everywhere. If I weren't married, I'd be the crazy cat lady, sans cats, with goggies .
3. I. cannot. drive. in . the. snow. ( It's the south in me. Sorry, can't help it. )
4. I have totally embraced the primitive look. Mostly because of the types of places I have lived. If I were rich, I would probably be minimalist, except in my closets.
5. My ideal house is the Frank Lloyd Wright house, in the Chicago 'burbs.
6. I wanna buy a pretty red truck, with four wheel drive, and cool paint job.
7. My Ideal day involves a manicure, a pizza, a Cosmopolitan, a DVD of Home Alone, a Snickers Bar, a Kindle, and my wonderful husband, all at the mall.
8. Ask me about the Hobbit, or The Lord of the Rings. Anything, Really. (Ok, maybe I'm a nerd. It's ok, I don't mind. I like it here. )
9. I'll try to cook anything you name. Might not be good, but I'll enjoy the challenge. and the food.
10. Speaking of food, I haven't met one I don't like. E.V.E.R.